April is designated as Month of the Military Child.  This observance provides us an opportunity to recognize our youngest heroes that support the men and women of the Wisconsin National Guard. The theme for 2022 is “Be a Champion.”  The theme focuses on the physical, mental, and emotion heath we all need to be a champion. Our military youth are champions who quickly adapt and respond to the ever changing and unique challenges that arise through their support of a parent or family member in the Armed Forces.  

Since 1986, communities around the country and globally, celebrate military youth throughout the month of April.  During Month of the Military Child, one day has special meaning, April 15th.  On this day, military leaders, families, communities, and even schools are encouraged to celebrate the sacrifices made by military children by wearing purple for “Purple Up Day”.  

Purple Up Day is a visible way to honor the strength, resiliency, and flexibility of our military-connected youth.    Join communities across the state and recognize the military youth supporting the Soldiers and Airmen of the Wisconsin National Guard by wearing purple on April 15th.  The Service Member Support Directorate challenges you to show your support and post your photos or tag us on our Facebook pages at Family Programs: http://www.facebook.com/WIFamilyProgram or the Child and Youth Program:  http://www.facebook.com/WINGYouthProgram/.

If you like more information on upcoming events with the Wisconsin National Guard Child and Youth Program, please contact us at 1-800-292-9464 option 1 or like our Facebook Page.